PDA

View Full Version : Windows Phone 8 and a Mac (and poll)




chrf097
Oct 30, 2012, 06:11 AM
So, after seeing everything offered by Windows Phone 8 (and the amazing devices coming to Verizon), I am pretty much sold on Windows Phone 8. This may even be the first time I buy an unlocked phone to bring to a carrier, or if I wait for my upgrade, I may move to Windows Phone rather than using my iPhone.

That said, how well did Windows Phone 7 play with Mac? My main concern is keeping my iCloud contacts in sync and being able to sync my music with iTunes. Will Windows Phone 8 make this easier?

Also as a poll, how do you feel about Windows Phone 8? Does it make you want a WP8 device, does it at least capture your attention, or do you not care for it at all?



michaeljohn
Oct 30, 2012, 01:32 PM
Hate it. Windows is pure garbage

2Shae
Oct 30, 2012, 05:53 PM
That HTC 8X is one sexy phone.

Might make me switch to Windows Phone 8.
If only all my current apps would be available in the Windows Marketplace. That would seal the deal for me.

BoxerGT2.5
Oct 30, 2012, 06:49 PM
Hate it. Windows is pure garbage

Because iOS is still the leader, so much so that Apple canned the guy whose been heading it.

Akash.B
Oct 30, 2012, 07:25 PM
I love the Lumia 920. Definitely buying it on launch day!

marc11
Oct 30, 2012, 07:38 PM
I like Windows 8 and the Lumina looks like a really nice phone, but to be honest I think Android 4.2 on the new Nexus 4 will steal a lot of the thunder from Windows 8. It will be my next phone for sure.

tech4all
Oct 31, 2012, 02:23 AM
Hate it. Windows is pure garbage

Why is Windows "garbage" to you?

thejadedmonkey
Oct 31, 2012, 02:44 AM
Why is Windows "garbage" to you?

That's a very good question, and I can't think of a single answer besides trolling.

The kernel is a hybrid, similar to OS X. It runs the same kernel, just as iOS and OS X share the same kernel (even some of the same people who worked on the mach kernel used in OS X worked on the NT kernel!). Moving on up, the UI has won numerous design awards. The app store policies are less restrictive than Apple's, and it's supposedly easier to code apps for Windows in C# than Objective C.

michaeljohn
Oct 31, 2012, 02:49 AM
Why is Windows "garbage" to you?

Because every machine I ran it on would either freeze, crash or get a virus. Often all 3. Been on Macs for 5 years without a single freeze let alone a crash or virus.

thejadedmonkey
Oct 31, 2012, 02:57 AM
Because every machine I ran it on would either freeze, crash or get a virus. Often all 3. Been on Macs for 5 years without a single freeze let alone a crash or virus.

This is Windows Phone 8 we're talking about, not Windows 8. They're completely seperate OS's that share the name and kernel only. Windows Phone doesn't freeze, crash, or catch a virus, let alone exist 5 years ago.

Renzatic
Oct 31, 2012, 03:48 AM
Because every machine I ran it on would either freeze, crash or get a virus. Often all 3. Been on Macs for 5 years without a single freeze let alone a crash or virus.

I'll predict this conversation now, cuz they all go about the exact same way...

Yeah? You shouldn't have bought a cheap off brand computer, or downloaded suspicious stuff off warez sites.

"olol no dood I bought a $3000 brand name gaming machine. Top of the line".

"If you bought a $3000 gaming machine, then why did it crash on you"?

"olol cuz Windoze sux".

roxxette
Oct 31, 2012, 03:59 AM
Because every machine I ran it on would either freeze, crash or get a virus. Often all 3. Been on Macs for 5 years without a single freeze let alone a crash or virus.

Yeah porn can destroy a pc.

Renzatic
Oct 31, 2012, 04:06 AM
Eh, so long as you stay to the tube sites and don't get any torrents, you'll probably be alright.

...not that I'd know or anything...just sayin is all...

roxxette
Oct 31, 2012, 04:20 AM
Eh, so long as you stay to the tube sites and don't get any torrents, you'll probably be alright.

...not that I'd know or anything...just sayin is all...

Online and problem solved :D

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/31/a9y4agav.jpg

happyfun
Oct 31, 2012, 06:07 AM
The app store policies are less restrictive than Apple's, and it's supposedly easier to code apps for Windows in C# than Objective C.

Those would be good reasons NOT to get the phone. One of the great things about iPhone is that apps are written in low level code (i.e. efficient) and carefully checked by Apple to ensure they are high quality.

If you are a developer trying to bang out apps on the cheap, Android and Windows Phone are your best friends. If you are an end user, iPhone is King.

roxxette
Oct 31, 2012, 06:18 AM
Those would be good reasons NOT to get the phone. One of the great things about iPhone is that apps are written in low level code (i.e. efficient) and carefully checked by Apple to ensure they are high quality.

If you are a developer trying to bang out apps on the cheap, Android and Windows Phone are your best friends. If you are an end user, iPhone is King.

Lol its clear you dont know nothing about Windows phone, Microsoft is serious bussines regarding what its on the store :) i guess is another garden too.

Stropaganda
Oct 31, 2012, 09:36 AM
Being on Verizon, the new Windows Phone 8X might be the best phone choice this holiday. My biggest decision is if I want to go down that rabbit hole. I'm thinking it's better to stick with my GNex, but I'm tired of the battery life and outdated hardware. I suppose I will wait and see if the apps on WP8 improve.

thejadedmonkey
Oct 31, 2012, 10:08 AM
Those would be good reasons NOT to get the phone. One of the great things about iPhone is that apps are written in low level code (i.e. efficient) and carefully checked by Apple to ensure they are high quality.

If you are a developer trying to bang out apps on the cheap, Android and Windows Phone are your best friends. If you are an end user, iPhone is King.

I never said you can't use low level C++ code, simply that you can also use C# which is super easy to code in. It's like Java, but from Microsoft, and without the slowness or mile-wide holes.

Seriously though, are you saying that writing apps should be hard?

mattopotamus
Oct 31, 2012, 10:33 AM
Because every machine I ran it on would either freeze, crash or get a virus. Often all 3. Been on Macs for 5 years without a single freeze let alone a crash or virus.

if you get a virus in this day and age, you should not be using a computer. The built in windows security is more than enough.

michaeljohn
Nov 2, 2012, 02:09 AM
Yeah porn can destroy a pc.

I'll admit I downloaded a lot of P2P files off torrent sites, mostly movies and music, and I am sure most problems arose from that. However, I have done all the exact same things on 3 different Macs over 5 years and no problems at all. So yea, Windows sucks.

roxxette
Nov 2, 2012, 02:22 AM
I'll admit I downloaded a lot of P2P files off torrent sites, mostly movies and music, and I am sure most problems arose from that. However, I have done all the exact same things on 3 different Macs over 5 years and no problems at all. So yea, Windows sucks.

Nah mate it doesnt suck :p if/when macs become profitable for exploits and malware then you will have the same problem :D

opinioncircle
Nov 2, 2012, 03:10 AM
Love the style of WP8, and read The Verge review of the Lumia 920. Looks like a real solid device.

Also I have to say everyone loves good underdogs (opposed to both iOS & Android). Good thing there are other fishes in the Sea...

Since I am not so much involved in the paid apps of Apple's ecosystem/purchased media, I can go where I want to. That's freeeeddddooooommm :cool::D...

jry
Nov 2, 2012, 09:21 AM
Those would be good reasons NOT to get the phone. One of the great things about iPhone is that apps are written in low level code (i.e. efficient) and carefully checked by Apple to ensure they are high quality.

If you are a developer trying to bang out apps on the cheap, Android and Windows Phone are your best friends. If you are an end user, iPhone is King.

WP8 applications can be written to native code using C++. In fact the Unity game engine has been ported to the WP8 platform.

sixteen12
Nov 2, 2012, 09:39 AM
I'm going to try and pick one up on the cheap sometime. They look really interesting.

Michael Goff
Nov 2, 2012, 11:40 AM
I'll admit I downloaded a lot of P2P files off torrent sites, mostly movies and music, and I am sure most problems arose from that. However, I have done all the exact same things on 3 different Macs over 5 years and no problems at all. So yea, Windows sucks.

So you know you're doing risky behavior and you still blame Windows?

Does the car cause the drunk driving accident? You wouldn't have had that accident if you had been walking or riding a bicycle. I'm sure the driving is the culprit, not the massive quantities of alcohol you drank.

See how silly that sounds?

cynics
Nov 2, 2012, 11:52 AM
Because every machine I ran it on would either freeze, crash or get a virus. Often all 3. Been on Macs for 5 years without a single freeze let alone a crash or virus.

You obviously don't have an iMac :D

beyondthepale35
Nov 2, 2012, 01:04 PM
So you know you're doing risky behavior and you still blame Windows?

Does the car cause the drunk driving accident? You wouldn't have had that accident if you had been walking or riding a bicycle. I'm sure the driving is the culprit, not the massive quantities of alcohol you drank.

See how silly that sounds?

Some people are just completely senseless. No reason trying to argue with them. Ive seen plenty of Macs crash quite often since all my friends own Macbooks, if you are not a complete idiot and know what youre doing a PC is just as safe as a Mac.

Michael Goff
Nov 2, 2012, 02:41 PM
Some people are just completely senseless. No reason trying to argue with them. Ive seen plenty of Macs crash quite often since all my friends own Macbooks, if you are not a complete idiot and know what youre doing a PC is just as safe as a Mac.

I've had my Macbook Air for a couple of months now.

It has randomly restarted once, but I think I was doing something stupid.

dolbinau
Nov 2, 2012, 03:14 PM
Some people are just completely senseless. No reason trying to argue with them. Ive seen plenty of Macs crash quite often since all my friends own Macbooks, if you are not a complete idiot and know what youre doing a PC is just as safe as a Mac.

Exactly. I've been using OS X for 6 years (not that long but still). - each and every version of OS X has crashed, frozen and (very occassionally) kernel panicked.

beyondthepale35
Nov 2, 2012, 03:19 PM
6 years is plenty of time to evaluate an operating system, a lot of these people either tried Windows 8 for 5 minutes or are having flashbacks of the Vista launch. Windows has been pretty damn good for awhile now, regardless of which OS you use I doubt there are people who have never had a single problem.